The limestone and sandstone crags and quarries described in this guide are scattered over a large area of North, East and South Cumbria outwith the Lake District, and a major attraction is that its climbs may often remain dry when those in the National Park are not. Important crags described include Chapel Head Scar and Armathwaite, but numerous lesser known crags also give plenty of scope within easy reach of the Lakes, ideal venues to save a wet day or as evening crags for locals. Excellent colour photodiagrams of virtually every crag will not only help in locating the climbs but are also a great source of inspiration. In addition there are sections on just about everything a climber might find useful in a guidebook, from a list of climbing walls for days when even these crags are dripping, to a comprehensive history and first ascents list to read in the cafe. Interspersed throughout is a superb collection of action photographs.This is the first edition, summer 2012 publication from the Fell and Rock Climbing Club.
The crags, quarries and bluffs of Cheshire and Merseyside sandstone have a charm and beautiful variety all their own. From the heights of Helsby to the pits of Pex, from Frogsmouth sport to Frodsham solos, it's all here.
Langdale is without a doubt one of the finest of the Lakeland valleys and is easily reached from the M6 motorway; the climber is well catered for with pubs, cafes and campsites. One downside of its popularity with walkers and climbers is that its car parks tend to fill up very quickly on a sunny morning. As a large proportion of the crags facing south the valley is an all year round venue.
The Climbing Guide Scafell and Wasdale concentrates on rock climbing in the Lake District. This is the CB Centenary EditionCovers Scafell, Scafell Pike, Round How Area, Brad Crag Area, Great End Wasdale, Great End Borrowdale, Mosedale, Overbeck, Buckbarrow and the Wasdale Screes.
This book covers the whole of the north east of England running in a north-easterly diagonal line from Yorkshire through the North York Moors and ending in Northumberland. The wide rolling hills, outcrops and quarries of Sandstone and Gritstone that pepper northern England have long been popular with the locals, though visitors are less common, except on the few better known cliffs.
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